Pope Francis was set to host US bishops and cardinals on Thursday to discuss the Vatican's response to a new wave of devastating claims of sexual abuse by clergy.
Pope meets with US church leaders over clergy sex abuse
The gun violence situation in the United States has grown into a full blown "human rights crisis" amid inaction from the US government, says Amnesty International.
US gun violence 'human rights crisis': Amnesty
A gunman in the US state of California shot and killed six people, including himself and his wife, in a mass shooting that police say has become the “new normal” across the country.
Gunman kills five in 'new normal' shootings in California: Police
The US Air Force has intercepted two Russian nuclear-capable jets flying near Alaska, according to a statement by the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).
US Air Force F-22s intercept Russian nuclear bomber off Alaska
China said on Thursday that it welcomed an invitation by the United States to hold a new round of trade talks, as Washington prepares to further escalate the US-China trade war with tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods.
China welcomes US invitation for trade talks
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is traveling to China to discuss economic agreements, as the crisis-struck OPEC nation seeks to convince its key Asian financier to disburse fresh loans.
Venezuela's Maduro travels to China in search of fresh funds
An unidentified gunman shot and killed five people in a series of shootings on Wednesday in southern California before taking his own life, police said.
Gunman kills five people in a series of shootings in California: police
The dead bodies of about 1,000 people were not found in the rubble of World Trade Center towers because massive explosives were used to demolish the skyscrapers on September 11, 2001, says Dr. Kevin Barrett, an American academic who has been studying the events of 9/11 since late 2003.
Why 1,000 dead bodies of 9/11 victims were never found
Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki says a decision by the administration of US President Donald Trump to halt funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) was an attack on international law.
End of US funding to UNRWA; attack on international law: Palestine's FM
Only half of American voters think Donald Trump is an intelligent president, a dramatic drop from what they thought of the Republican leader when he won the presidential election in 2016, a new poll has found.
Only half of US voters think Trump is intelligent: Poll

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